Armchair Travel

January 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Main Library, Auditorium

Instructor: Various

Jan. 30: Roadtripping Alaska and Canada
Ray Mulcahy will share his photo journal of four trips to Alaska. Two trips were done as road trips through Canada and Alaska. In addition to the open road, travel modes included ship, ferry, air, rail and dog sled. Photo subjects include landscapes, flora, fauna, and aurora borealis. Presenter: Ray Mulcahy

Feb. 6: Journey on the Amazon River
Enjoy the adventure of a riverboat trip on the Amazon River. From our starting point in the bustling river port of Iquitos, Peru, we launched a multi-day trip through the Amazon jungle and encountered wildlife and the indigenous people of the villages along the way. We traveled through Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, 20,000 square kilometers of protected jungle. After a week on the river we headed into the Andes and concluded our trip with a tour of the city of Cusco, known for its Spanish colonial architecture, and finally on to Machu Picchu. Presenter: Tom Ress

Feb. 13: Traveling the Scottish Highlands
Travel with Barbara Staggs to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Discover what makes the Scottish Highlands one of Europe’s most unique natural wonders as you learn the history of ancient lochs, clan lands, castles, and glens. Presenter: Barbara Staggs

Feb. 27: A Photo Safari of Botswana
Join Barbara and Gary Hitt for a multi-media presentation of their recent trip to Botswana and South Africa. They stayed at small safari camps, slept in tents with wildlife right outside the tent flaps, and had excellent sightings and close encounters with lions, leopards, wild dogs, hippos, monkeys, giraffes and zebras – among other animal species! They witnessed and photographed a territorial chase between lions, and were charged by a herd of elephants. The trip ended with a visit to Cape Town and Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Presenters: Barbara and Gary Hitt.